Last week, GM Authority was first to report that GM’s official leveling kit became available for the Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck. At the time of that report, the kit was only available for the Colorado, and not for its corporate cousin – the GMC Canyon, despite the two vehicles sharing chassis and suspension systems (with the exception of the Colorado ZR2). Today, we’re back to report that the OEM leveling kit has now become available for the GMC Canyon.
The GMC Canyon leveling kit carries several benefits, the biggest of which is an increase in front ride height by up to one inch to deliver a level vehicle stance and provide a greater approach angle for increased clearance over off-road obstacles. It also enables the use of popular off-road tire combinations.
Assigned GM part number 84608728, the GMC Canyon leveling kit “utilizes a unique upper and lower spacer design to maintain optimal suspension geometry,” according to information distributed to dealers seen by GM Authority.
The kit includes front upper spacers, lower spacers and low profile nuts. It is constructed of e-coated steel for the upper spacer and polyurethane for the lower spacer.
The GMC Canyon leveling kit is a direct bolt-on application for 2015 and newer GMC Canyon models and does not void the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
The kit is available in conjunction with all Canyon models and trim levels, except for 2WD models or vehicles with 20-inch wheels.
The kit is also available for the Chevrolet Colorado. See details here: Chevy Colorado leveling kit.
Checks performed by GM Authority at time of publication show that the kit is available to order through GMC dealers around the country. Time to delivery is about a week, depending on the proximity of the dealer to a GM distribution center.
The 1-inch front leveling kit is priced at $150.
There are several aftermarket leveling kits currently available for the Canyon. But while installation of those kits could void the truck’s new vehicle warranty or the warranty of the particular component(s) being modified, this GM/GMC OEM kit does not void any warranties. It carries the greater of either the balance of the vehicle’s bumper to bumper warranty or 12 months / 12,000 miles.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here’s are some common questions about the GMC Canyon leveling kit.
Q: What are the benefits of a leveling kit?
A: A leveling kit increases front ride height, leveling the vehicle’s stance and providing a greater approach angle for increased clearance over off-road obstacles.
Q: What equipment is required installation?
A: This kit will require the use of a spring compressor or it can be installed at your local dealership.
Q: What are the benefits of an upper and lower spacer design compared to a single spacer design of a comparable lift?
A: A single spacer design of similar lift may cause your ball joints to wear out prematurely in this application. The upper and lower spacers are designed to maintain optimal suspension geometry.
Q: Will installing this suspension leveling kit void my New Vehicle Warranty?
A: No, because it uses a unique upper and lower spacer design, it does not void the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Q: Is an alignment required after installation?
A: The alignment should be checked by a dealer and adjusted if necessary.
GM is currently working on developing an all-new, next-gen GMC Canyon, and we expect that model to land for the 2023 model year.